The development of a 1.5 MW Wave Dragon demonstrator provides a possibility for deployment of the WD technology in more benign wave climates than suitable for the 4 MW and 7 MW Wave Dragon devices.
The design work is based on experiences from >20.000 test hours with a smaller prototype. The plan is to deploy the 1.5 MW demonstrator offshore Hanstholm at the test center DanWEC, Denmark.
Aalborg University will be responsible for basin tests of a 1:50 model, performing the necessary tests to establish the forces in the mooring cables for varying floating positions of the platform.
ESB International will establish the necessary design base for the grid connection.
The project is supported by the Danish Energy Authority’s EUDP program.